Mental Skills for Athletes:

We all encounter anxious moments.

Maybe it has been a while since we hit a personal best in a race. Perhaps our first attempt at a new distance is coming up soon. Maybe you are not seeing improvements in an area you are working.

You are not alone, remember that.

Focus on recent victories. Talk to your coach, your teammates, family and friends. Just voicing the concerns will help reduce your fears and remind you why you are encountering them.


Anxious moments are normal for those of us who push ourselves out of comfort zone. Don’t fear them, push on through, they make the victories all the more sweet.

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